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Minnesota 2020
With higher vehicle mileage standards targeting 54.5 miles per gallon, and new emphasis on domestic battery production, Minnesotans can drive their values in more ways than ever. We stopped in at Re-Go, a hybrid vehicle conversion company boosts... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Minnesota is on track to reach the goals set in the Renewable Energy Standard. This progess has prompted energy, environmental, labor, and faith leaders to call for even higher energy standards: 40% of total energy from renewable energy sources by... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Leaky faucets and toilets in homes add up to escalating water bills and are a nuisance for water conservation. It's known that slight problems with basic plumbing can often go unfixed by the elderly, low-income folks, and people with disabilities.... Read More
Minnesota 2020
It's time we start giving our young people credit. Those in their late teens and early 20s are coming of age in a divided time, especially when it comes to environmental issues. In this installment of Activated Voices, we spoke with Rick Beckel, a... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Boating and fishing enthusiasts have seen more enforcement of watercraft hygiene in Minnesota lakes this summer. This is due in part to ramped up efforts to crack down on the spread of aquatic invasive species from lake to lake.
Minnesota 2020
Many people think there’s not much you can do with an old mattress. In Minnesota, local governments are collecting old mattresses and recycling and reusing some of the materials in an effort to keep the mattresses from clogging up landfills!
Minnesota 2020
When over-the-counter prescriptions or the most basic medications expire, an all too common reaction is to flush pills down the toilet. But even modern water treatment facilities aren't equipped to handle such chemicals, and it often ends up in... Read More
Minnesota 2020
A strong Clean Water initiative from the federal government, along with matched funds from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment, present the best opportunity in years to make important progress in remediation and restoration of key superfund sites in the... Read More
Minnesota 2020
We have all of this great solar technology, so where do we put it? In Minnesota, solar panels are being installed on existing parking garages. This initiative to utilize space that would otherwise be wasted is one of the state’s largest... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Saint Paul RiverCentre's parking ramp was outfitted with almost 350 photovoltaic solar panels, funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Minnesota Department of Commerce. Tim Bode, of the contracting company, Hunt... Read More

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